MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Jacob Townsend of the Suns celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 21 AFL match between Carlton Blues and Gold Coast Suns at Marvel Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Suns have confirmed a pair of list changes ahead of the 2022 season, with Luke Towey and Jacob Townsend being delisted by the Suns.

Townsend played two games for the Suns this season after joining the club 12 months ago following his departure from Essendon.

A premiership player with Richmond in 2017, Townsend has tallied 62 career games in the AFL, first starting his career with Greater Western Sydney.

The 28-year-old made his debut in the Giants' inaugural AFL match in Round 1, 2012, playing 28 games in the orange and charcoal before moving to Punt Road ahead of the 2016 season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Jacob Townsend of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the VFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and Williamstown at Ikon Park on September 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

While the Suns will consider offering Townsend a lifeline via next month's Rookie Draft, Towey won't be offered a new contract for next year.

The 22-year-old, who joined Gold Coast in 2019, will venture back to his home nation of Ireland after not appearing for the Suns at AFL level.

The defender was a prominent feature in the club's reserves side, who competed in the new-look VFL competition in 2021.

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Suns' player talent and strategy boss Craig Cameron stated his appreciation for Towey's services to the club.

“It hasn’t been an easy two seasons of AFL football, particularly for someone brand new to learning the game like Luke has,” Cameron said in a club statement.

“We want to commend him for his attitude and dedication to the SUNS over the last two years and wish him all the best for what lies ahead.”

The pair join Aiden Fyfe in being delisted by the Suns this off-season, while Jarrod Harbrow, Zac Smith, Jack Hombsch and Jordan Murdoch have announced their retirements.

Gold Coast have also bid farewell to midfielder Will Brodie, who was traded to Fremantle during the exchange period.